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Major accessions to repositories in 2003 relating to Religion


Aberdeen City Archives

  • North of Scotland Methodist Mission Circuit (addnl): records 1883-1980 (PD14)

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Clerical Education Society: records 1800-1999 (EP/Soc Acc 42258)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

  • Canterbury Diocesan (St Augustine's) Missionary Studentship Association: records 1859-1949 (U88/D/1)
  • Ospringe Rural Deanery: minutes and other records 1852-1986 (DCd/OS/1/A/3, B/1; 6/1-2)
  • St Anselm's Society, Canterbury: papers 1968-2003 (U435)
  • Sittingbourne Deanery Mothers' Union: minutes 1979-99 (U149/BSI1/2)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Diocesan Board of Education: deeds and papers rel to non-provided schools 1988-2003 (EDM 6)
  • Chester Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility, Crewe and District Association: records incl minutes, agendas, corresp, reports and supporting papers 1965-2000 (EDM 24)
  • Wallasey Deanery: minutes with agendas 1947-82 (EDA 8/8)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Rev Clement Frederick Broughton, rector of Norbury-cum-Snelston: papers 1879-99 (D6020)
  • Canon Donald Macdonald, vicar of St Osmunds: corresp and papers (D6004)
  • Buxton Rural Deanery Synod and Standing Committee: minutes c1966 - 2000 (D6019)
  • Methodist Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association, Belper branch: minutes and accounts c1935-2000 (D5921)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Alexander Roper Vidler (1899-1991), theological historian (addnl): papers (ACC 8784)
  • Brighton and Hove Methodist Circuit: records 1821-2003 (ACC 8841, 8850)
  • Brighton Wesleyan Methodist Circuit: records 1807-95 (ACC 8783)
  • Hastings Methodist Circuit: circuit plans 1942-2003 (ACC 8853)

Essex Record Office

  • Churches Together in Billericay (addnl): accounts and papers 1995-2000 (D/Z 293 addl)
  • Essex Baptist Association (addnl): minutes 1941-2001 and reports, handbooks and directories 1869-2001 (D/NB 2 addl)
  • North East London Religious Education Centre (addnl): minutes and papers 1981-2000 (D/Q 86 addl)
  • Religious Society of Friends, Witham Monthly Meeting (addnl): minutes 1895-1948, with minutes of Chelmsford Preparative Meeting 1898-1948 (D/NF 1 addl)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • East Glamorgan English Baptist Association: financial papers, corresp, minutes and reports 1937-96 (DBAP 1/19)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • British and Foreign Bible Society, Tewkesbury Auxiliary: minutes and accounts 1844-1992 (D 9500)

Guildhall Library

  • Diocese in Europe (addnl): Bishop's act book and agreement rel to church in Luxemburg 1977-2003 (Acc 2003/010, 025)
  • Intercontinental Church Society (addnl): records, mainly recent chaplaincy corresp files 1884-2001 (Acc 2003/044)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • James Hutchinson, rector of Great Berkhamsted: letters from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 1861-73 (Acc 3926)
  • Diocese of St Albans (addnl): Pastoral Committee records 1950-97, acccounts and corresp of Hertfordshire Historic Churches Preservation Trust c1951-71, church terriers and inventories 1975-2001 (D/Acc 1061)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Rev Thomas Knowles, curate of Stalmine and rector of Claughton in Lonsdale: papers 1737-42 (DDX 2391 acc 9355)
  • David Robinson, archdeacon, Blackburn diocese: sermon notes 20th cent (DDX 2407 acc 9477)
  • Blackburn diocese: records of Bishop of Blackburn, incl Clergy Wives Fellowship minutes, Bishop Fraser Fund, Haworth Bequest Fund and Discretionary Fund 1957-2003 (DBB acc 9479)
  • Clitheroe Free Church Council: minutes 1949-69 (FCCL acc 9410)
  • United Reformed Church, North West Province: records incl committee minutes, synod minutes, visitations and yearbooks 1965-95 (URNW acc 9506)

Liverpool Record Office

  • David Stuart Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Liverpool, Bishop of Liverpool (addnl): corresp and papers c1950-99 (Acc 5376)

London Metropolitan Archives: Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London

  • Scripture Gift Mission: minutes, reports, deeds and audio-visual material 1779-1990 (B03/020)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Medway Towns Methodist Circuit (addnl): minutes, accounts, pulpit notice books, collection journal and other records 1943-91 (N/M5)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Rev Jonathan Scott, Primitive Methodist minister (addnl): pocket books 1846-70 (MC 2261)

North Devon Record Office

  • Methodist Historical Society, Plymouth and Exeter District: proceedings 1964-2000 (696/0)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire: chapter records 14th-20th cent (Acc 6365)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Free Church Federal Council: minutes 1934-2001 (Acc 2003-009)

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • Oxford Preparative Meeting (Witney Monthly Meeting): minutes, accounts, visitors' books and other records 1935-94 (Acc 5102)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Royal Commission on Welsh Church, Diocese of St Davids, Archdeaconry of Brecon: statistical returns 1907 (B/X/122)

Shropshire Archives

  • Shrewsbury Rural Deanery: Synod minutes 1956-99 (7098)

Tameside Archive Service

  • Ashton-under-Lyne and District Christian Education Council: minutes and meeting attendance registers 1966-91 (Acc 3080)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • United Reformed Church, Northern Province: records 1982-2002 (UR.N)
  • Washington Area Ecumenical project: minutes and papers (Acc 4254)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Leamington and District Free Church Council: minutes and corresp 1936-86 (CR3812)

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

  • Marlborough Ecumenical Partnership: minutes, reports, accounts and corresp 1970-2001 (3378)
  • Wiltshire Sponsoring Body for Local Ecumenism: minutes and corresp 1971-98 (3388)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Alexander George Somerville, missionary in Calabar: papers, mostly rel to Nigeria and to work as Organising Secretary of the World Council of Churches Refugee Relief for Biafra 1969-70 1942-70 (Acc.12274)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Anonymous Welsh theological MS 17th cent (NLW MS 23903B)
  • Latin processional of Dominican use 15th cent (NLW MS 23911A)


Lambeth Palace Library

  • Frederick Temple (1821-1902) Archbishop of Canterbury (addnl): corresp and papers
  • William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury (addnl): corresp and papers
  • Letters from Edward King and Edward Lee Hicks, Bishops of Lincoln, to Felix Milburn Blakiston, priest 1900-16
  • Vow of chastity taken before Simon, Archbishop of Canterbury c1325-75

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Manx Methodist District Synod: records 1942-88 (Acc. No. 10684)

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Library

  • Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer and Quaker minister (addnl): letter 1843 (ACC.11033)
  • Joseph F Radley, missionary: papers incl material rel to translation of Thomas a Kempis into Malagasy (TEMP MSS 988)
  • MS volume entitled 'Biographical notices' rel to 17th-19th cent Friends (ACC.11042)

Representative Church Body Library

  • Alexander Lamilliere (1723-1800), archdeacon of Cork: commonplace book (MS 703)
  • Hugh Jackson Lawlor (1860-1938), dean of St Patrick's: annotated typescript of his Fasti of St Patrick's, Dublin (MS 710)
  • William Monck Mason (1755-1859), historian: MS entitled 'Antiquities of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin' (MS 712)
  • Community of St John the Evangelist, Dublin and Bridgend: annals, accounts, corresp and other records 1893-2000 (MS 713)
  • Killala Cathedral, County Mayo: chapter book and oeconomy account books 1722-1976
  • Annotated and interleaved copy of HJ Lawlor's Fasti of St Patrick's, Dublin (MS 698)

Scottish Catholic Archives

  • Monsignor John Charles McDonald Barry (1917-2003), priest and canon lawyer: papers (GD/48)
  • Andrew Carruthers, Vicar Apostolic of the Eastern District: notes on logic and philosophy taught by Ludovic Blin at Douai 1790 (B/14)
  • Mark Dilworth (1924-2004), priest and archivist: academic research papers (KC)
  • Pluscarden Abbey: notes, cuttings and corresp rel to the re-founding of Pluscarden (HC)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • Rev Alan Alfred Coldwells, canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor: papers c1990-99 (CN2)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • James Bruce Duncan, minister and folk song collector (addnl): personal papers c1860-69 (MS 3718)
  • Robert Laws, missionary at Livingstonia (addnl): corresp 1894-99 (ACC 005)
  • St Andrew's (Episcopal) Cathedral, Aberdeen (addnl): minutes, registers 1907-80 (MS 3730)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Association of Christian Communities and Networks: minutes and associated papers, membership and trustee records, trust deeds and constitution, accounts and financial statements 1971-2003 (MS168)
  • Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (addnl): minutes, papers and misc leaflets and literature 1989-2000 (Acc 2003/55)
  • Church Mission Society (addnl): Home Division records 1840-1959 (Acc 2003/29)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Francis Crawford Burkitt (1864-1935), professor of divinity (addnl): MS memoir of Johannes Weiss (MS Add. 9563/100)
  • Volume of sermons of St Bernard of Clairvaux, with the 'Summa Gloria' of Honorius Augustodunensis Mid 15th cent (MS Add. 9658)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Glasgow Gaelic Chaple Society: sederunt book rel to the management of the Church of Scotland chapel of ease, Ingram Street, Glasgow 1781-1836 (MS Gen 1719)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Religious Education from Information Technology Project: misc records 1997-2003 (DC/RE)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Rev George H Nobbs, missionary with the United Society for the Progagation of the Gospel: corresp from Norfolk Island, New Zealand c1870-1880 (MS 380810)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson (1916-1988), theologist: papers (2003/05)
  • John Arthur Pearson (1870-1947), Unitarian minister (addnl): papers (2003/03)
  • Northern College (formerly Northern Congregational College) (addnl): records incl papers rel to Luther King House Trust and the Northern Federation for Training in Ministry 1832-2002 (2003/13)

Oxford University: Regents Park College, Angus Library

  • Melbourn Evans Aubrey, General Secretary of the Baptist Union and Moderator of the Free Church Council: letters to Mrs Buxton 1936-38
  • Margaret Jarman, first woman President of the Baptist Union: photograph albums and associated papers 1987-88
  • Southern Area Baptist Pastoral Committee: minutes 1997-2001

University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives

  • Rev Arthur Thomas, Llangefni: papers (A-2003-6)
  • Society for Old Testament Study (addnl): records 1916-93 (B-2003-2)